What if I told you that you are just as much bacteria as you are human cells? Trillions of species of bacteria live either on us or in us. These critters are essential to life and we form a symbiotic relationship with them.
The thyroid is a small gland that lies across your windpipe at the front of your neck. It produces two hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These two hormones essentially control the metabolic rate of all cells throughout the body.
New study reinforces importance of testing for DNA damage in sperm
A recent article in the Independent, also picked up by a number of UK newspapers, discussed the role of the male in recurrent miscarriage. A small study carried out in the Imperial College London showed that in couples with recurrent miscarriage, the male sperm was of lower quality and had significantly higher amounts of DNA damage within the sperm itself.
We recently hosted a fertility facts morning with Dr Marilyn Glenville, Dr Ciara Wright and Dr John Kennedy, Medical Director at the Sims IVF clinic. We were delighted to present the latest in nutritional support for conception and prevention of recurrent miscarriage. Dr John Kennedy brought us through the basics you need to know and what tests to do. Dr Kennedy has a fantastic ability to translate complex science and break it down into simple terms. Here’s a few gems we picked up from him, dispelling some myths around your fertility.